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Top picks for December in Cornwall

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December in Cornwall is rugged, romantic and occasionally stormy, making it perfectly matched with open fires, red wine and plenty of coastal exploring. The fishing villages are putting on their best displays – bejeweled in Christmas lights that twinkle on the water.  Miles of sandy beaches stretch ahead with a few dog walkers as your only company and the Christmas markets are abuzz with the best local produce.

Contrary to what many people believe about Cornwall in winter, there is so much going on that’s not to be missed! We’ve put together our early picks of the key events that you’ll want to experience.

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The scarlet guide to palentines day

The Scarlet guide to Palentine’s Day

By | #SCARLETMOMENT, CREATIVITY | No Comments

Palentine’s or Galentine’s day are quite simply a celebration of friendship, and some would say an antidote to the romantic pressure of February 14th .  This relatively new ‘holiday’ has stemmed from a recognition that just as Valentine’s celebrates romantic love between two people, Palentine’s celebrates friendship and dedicates a day of the year to the most important people in your life.

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The art of spontaneity and why it's good for you

The art of spontaneity and why it’s good for you

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The thought of spontaneous action is in itself a bit of a paradox. Spontaneity is one of those life skills that isn’t really a skill at all – it’s a predilection to a way of life that is vital for the happiness of some, and can induce a cold sweat in others.

We all like to think that we have the ability to be spontaneous but few of us are, and some people think of it as akin to chaos in an otherwise well-ordered world. The art of spontaneity itself is really the ability to release control and let-go. Planned outcomes can still be a factor but you don’t mind the journey you take to get there.

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A spa manager’s guide to choosing the right spa treatment

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Whether you are a regular spa worshipper or use the spa for an occasional treat, sometimes it can be daunting to choose the right treatment.  With extensive menus and treatments to tempt the body and mind, it’s easy to get caught in indecision.

We asked our spa manager, Caroline, to give us some tips on how to make the most from your time in the Scarlet spa…

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